Infected Disbudding site

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by erinnoesis, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. erinnoesis

    erinnoesis New Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    I am a new goat owner of about 7 months...We now have a baby doe. We have named her Penny Elwin Sunny at the request of our 5 year old. Well we being first time goatees disbudded our Sunny last Saturday. Today she is showing signs of infection on one side, it is slightly puffier, oozing a yellowish drainage. I have been doing research on cleaning...and am still at a loss for exactly what to do.
    I will need to go to the store to purchase a few things, but what? Will a washcloth work? Does she need a tetanus shot? Just all things that I am wondering. What kind of salve or antibiotic should I put on it?

    I would really appreciate any insights.

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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Is there someone very experienced or a vet who can look at it? It is hard to see in the pictures. I don't see a good copper ring so you will probably have to redo it. I wouldn't put anything on it that would hold in drainage. You could use Blukote on it.

  3. Laney3535

    Laney3535 New Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    Southern California
    Okay, the best thing to do is to have a vet check her out. My first year we let a friend disbud my kids and one got a severe infection. Killed the tissue it went necrotic. It can just happen so fast. If it starts to smell at all, it should be concerning. does it seems at all like this?
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016
  4. If there is yellow drainage, a vet should look at the wound. When my kids were disbudded by the vet, she burned, and then removed the tissue and horn buds inside the burn ring, and sprayed with Aluspray. I've been touching up with Aluspray as needed, and was instructed to do so until the wounds heal.
  5. sassykat6181

    sassykat6181 Katrina

    Nov 28, 2012
    Anderson, SC
    What did you disbud with? I don't see a clear ring or a burn area. I suggest you have a vet take a look at her.